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"Much of this makes me wonder why our leaders don’t embrace the 'first choice' so many parents and teachers advocate: the improvement of all public schools so that there are excellent schools in every neighborhood in America?"
A former college president urges selective schools to open their doors for vets.
"The narrative that public schools are failing, teachers are widely ineffective, and that politicians and business people are the ones to 'fix' all of these problems can sound more compelling than the truth."
Columbia University students and faculty members researched the college's history ties to the slave trade
Their concerns are listed in a letter being sent to members of the Senate panel that will vote on her nomination by President Trump.
Trump’s education pick has drawn stiff opposition, but many advocates for vouchers and charters see her as a great choice.
A group, including Maryland and the District's top prosecutors, want to stop one of the largest national accreditation agencies from resuming its job.
Key Republican praises DeVos's track record of advocacy for vouchers and charter schools.
Ravitch, who used to work for Alexander at the Education Department, writes open letter to her former boss.
President Trump’s nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary may well have resulted in the most contentious confirmation process among his Cabinet picks. DeVos’s supporters say she is a strong supporter of school “choice” who will not harm traditional public schools, while her critics say that her decades-long activism in education show […]
School officials tout Anita Berger’s work in improving the school’s graduation rate and academic achievement.
A different look at how to improve public education.
Democrats and ethics watchdogs say there are important unanswered questions about the considerable financial interests — including, it appears, in education-related companies — that DeVos will continue to hold.
The Higher Learning Commission, a college accreditation agency, has cleared the way for the $1.1 billion sale of the school's parent company to a group of investors.
More than 10,000 students change schools in the middle of the school year in D.C., but not much is known about why they move.
Eighth in a series about winners in the Schools of Opportunities project.
Democrats want more time to ask DeVos questions, Republicans say they already have asked more than 1,000.
Jack Remondi insists Navient has a strong track record of keeping people out of default and enrolling them in affordable repayment plans, despite the constraints of the poorly designed federal student loan program.
It began with naming an International Baccalaureate coordinator who had never taught an IB class.
He didn't say anything like this about any other of the other nominees whose papers he signed.